DENR to Restrict Logging in Natural Forests
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will put the country's natural and second-growth forests off-limits to logging activities to help mitigate the effects of climate change. Natural forest and tree plantations are the primary sources of the country's demand for lumber.In the 2004, Forest Resource Assessment (FRA) study conducted by the DENR and Food and Agricultural Organization, old-growth forest designated for protection of natural reserves, national parks, and managed protected areas, account for some 1,700,050 hectares or 24 percent of the total forest cover of 7,162,560 hectares.Meanwhile, natural forest covers about 6,535,368 hectares …
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Publication information: Article title: DENR to Restrict Logging in Natural Forests. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: September 30, 2010. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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